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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Colored Pencil work

I've been working on two pieces lately, a French Bulldog and a Black Bird. Hope you like them!
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Learn to draw the human head, July 2018

Seacoast Artists Association
130 Water Street, Exeter, NH 03833
(603) 778-8856  •  www.seacoastartist.org

HAVE YOU wondered where you go wrong when you attempt to draw a face or a portrait? In this class you will start by drawing a real skull, and then the planes of the face. We will add the skin, practice types of shading and learn to determine where the light is coming from and how that affects highlights and shadows. Then on to each part of the face: eyes, nose, lips, ears, and hair. You’ll practice faces in portrait, profile, and 3/4 view. Anyone can learn to draw the human head with the tools I will teach you. Learn how the parts of the head reflect each other, and understand how to see faces in a brand new way.

What to bring: A set of 12 or 24 drawing pencils (soft and hard), a battery operated pencil sharpener, a ruler,  9” x 12” Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad, kneaded eraser, white plastic eraser, blending stumps, a black fine line felt tip pen. Minimum class size is 3. Class size limited to 7.

Class starts: Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 and runs 8 weeks, 10:30am~12:30pm. Cost is $160.00.

To hold your spot: Please mail a check directly to the instructor:
Revelle Taillon, 26 West Pine Street, Plaistow, NH 03865.
For more information and to see if there is space left in this class, please call 603-548-6694 or email Revelle at rtaillon@comcast.net.

Class will be taught by Revelle Taillon, a hanging member of the Seacoast Artist Association. She holds a BFA in graphic design and illustration from ULowell and has won regional and national awards. She’s been teaching 6 years.

New Learn to Draw Class in Exeter NH, July 31, 2018


Class schedule is here for this July 2018 Art Class!
Have you been frustrated because you never learned the tricks of the “drawing” trade? Have you painted for years but never really learned to draw? Time to learn something new? Something that will improve your hand-eye coordination, and grow your brain synapses?

Anyone can learn to draw with the tools I will teach you & lots of practice. Learn to break down objects into their basic elements and shapes, see their edges, notice positive & negative space & perspective. Blind contour drawing can enhance your understanding of how to render what you are looking at in a realistic manner quickly. Learn how to shade objects based on light direction. Learn the dimensions of the human face.

What to bring: black fine tip markers such as Staedtler pigment liner, a clear plastic triangle, 9” x 12” Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad, kneaded eraser, white plastic eraser, blending stumps, 12 pc. drawing pencil set (hard and soft pencils), pencil sharpener, 3 colored markers or pencils (any color) Minimum class size is 3. Class size limited to 7.
Class starts: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 and runs 8 weeks, 1:00 pm~3:00 pm. Fee is $160.00. 10% of the fee is donated to the SAA scholarship fund. A maximum of 7 students will be admitted, so sign up early to hold your spot!
To hold your spot:  Please mail a check directly to: Revelle Taillon, 26 West Pine Street, Plaistow, NH 03865. For more information and to see if there is still room in this class call 603-548-6694 or email Revelle at rtaillon@comcast.net.

Revelle Taillon is a hanging member of the Seacoast Artist Association in Exeter, NH. She holds a BFA from University of Lowell, Lowell, MA, and has won regional and national awards. She has been teaching for seven years. Share this class info with anyone you know who may be interested!

Contact Revelle about private art lessons for you or your child!

Revelle Taillon
Taillon Design
26 West Pine Street
Plaistow, NH 03865
603.548.6694

Monday, April 16, 2018

MAY 2018 Art Class, Learn to Paint with Acrylics

Art Classes make great gifts to yourself or someone you love!
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This class is for anyone who would like to try painting for the first time, with this great, fast drying medium, or come relearn the basics and move ahead. You will learn how to mix colors, recognize values, apply paint with varying mediums on just about any surface, how to choose the right brush, recognize good design and how to mix tints, shades and glazes. Acrylic paints offer a wide variety of ways to apply paint and you will learn about different kinds of mediums.

What to bring:  Small tabletop easel, Acrylic paints: Titanium White, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow (Hue), Cadium Orange, Cadmium Red Light and Cadmium Red Medium (Hue), Cobalt Blue (Hue), Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Mars Black, Unbleached Titanium, Burnt Sienna and Yellow Ochre. Bring a selection of brushes in different sizes: #8 & #10 round brushes, #4 filbert brush, #4 flat brush and a couple of small, fine filberts (man made fibers are fine for all your brushes). A small palette knife. Matte Acrylic Painting Medium (to mix with your paint). Pad of disposable Palette Paper, a pencil, tracing paper, eraser, ruler, masking tape or artist tape. You may choose what surface to paint on: Canvas paper, primed canvas panels, or pre-stretched primed canvas. Size should be no larger than 12" x 12". We will be working in a square format. Two containers for water to clean your brushes, several rags or an old towel. Paper towels.

Class starts:  Tuesday, May 22, 2018 and runs 8 weeks from 10:30am to 12:30pm.  Fee is $160.00. 10% of the fee is donated to the SAA scholarship fund. A maximum of 6 students will be admitted so sign up early to hold your spot!

To hold your spot:  Please mail a check directly to: Revelle Taillon, 26 West Pine Street, Plaistow, NH 03865. For more information and to see if this class is full, call 603-548-6694 or email Revelle at rtaillon@comcast.net. Revelle Taillon is a hanging member of the Seacoast Artist Association in Exeter, NH. She holds a BFA from University of Lowell, Lowell, MA, and has won regional and national awards. Her blog has samples of her artwork and techniques: http://revelleimagemaker.blogspot.com. She has been teaching for over six years.

Contact her about private art lessons for you or your child. Home schooled kids over 13 are welcome with teacher approval.

MAY 2018 Art Class Colored Pencil II for Intermediate Students

Art Classes Make Great Gifts for Yourself or Your Loved Ones!


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This class is for students who have already taken a colored pencil class or two and would like to continue learning more about colored pencils and want a class to practice more and improve your skills. Explore various techniques in colored pencil: creating fur and feathers, preserving highlights to create volume, building layers of color, mixing for dark rich colors, creating interesting backgrounds, new highlighting techniques. You will work from photos and improve your own personal technique and style. Learn to use watercolor color pencils for your backgrounds, and use Liquin for dissolving colored pencils. Come meet new friends and see samples of colored pencil artwork from around the globe.

What to bring: Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils (minimum 36 pencil set), battery operated pencil sharpener, kneaded eraser, hard white eraser, 2B pencil, colorless blender pencil or marker, #1 long liner brush (for whiskers or hairs), small detail brushes. Get some new papers to work on like: Canson Mi-Teintes, Stonehenge, Strathmore, Colourfix Sanded Papers. Choose a variety of colors, not just white. Check them out online at www.dickblick.com for great prices. Other great surfaces for colored pencil are hot pressed watercolor paper, vellum bristol board and matte board.
Class starts: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018, and runs for eight weeks, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Cost is $160.00.

To hold your spot: Please mail a check directly to: Revelle Taillon, 26 West Pine Street, Plaistow, NH 03865. For more information and to see if this class is full, call 603-548-6694 or email Revelle at rtaillon@comcast.net. Revelle Taillon is a hanging member of the Seacoast Artist Association in Exeter, NH. She holds a BFA from University of Lowell, Lowell, MA, and has won regional and national awards. Her blog has samples of her artwork and techniques: revelleimagemaker.blogspot.com. She has been teaching for over six years.

Contact her about private art lessons for you or your child. Home schooled kids over 13 are welcome with teacher approval.

Seacoast Artists Association
130 Water Street, Exeter, NH
(603) 778-8856
http://seacoastartist.org/events/event/class-colored-pencil-ii-for-intermediate-students/

Drawing a Barn Owl in Colored Pencil

I started this drawing in January, 2018, and it it took me about 50 hours to complete. As usual, I start by drawing in basic details of the animal's parts, and features, then I slowly erase all the graphite pencil as I add my colored pencil. This image shows the very start of the drawing.
50 hours later, I was finally finished. The size is 11 x 14 inches and I drew it on Canson Mi-Tientes paper, with about 60 colors, all types of professional colored pencils, like Luminance, Prismacolor, Caran D'Ache.
I entered it in the Seacoast Artist Association's April 2018 theme show, in Exeter NH, "Feathers and Fur", and I'm proud to say it was selected as "Best in Show".  Here's how it looked after it was framed.
I'll be offering a class called Colored Pencil II which starts May 22, 2018, at the Seacoast Artist Association, See above for details.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

New Art Drawing Classes starting March 20, 2018 in Exeter NH



MARCH 20, 2018 Art Class: Learn to Draw the Human Head
Classes held at Seacoast Artists Association, 130 Water Street, Exeter, NH

Have you ever wondered where you go wrong when you attempt to draw a face or a portrait? In this class you will start drawing a real skull, and work you way up to the planes of the face. You’ll practice them in portrait, profile, and 3/4 view. Then we will add the skin, practice types of shading and learn to determine where the light is coming from and how that affects highlights and shadows. Then on to each part of the face: eyes, nose, lips, ears, and hair. Anyone can learn to draw the human head with the tools I will teach you. Learn how the parts of the head reflect each other, and understand how to see faces in a brand new way.
What to bring: A set of 12 drawing pencils (soft and hard pencils), a ruler,  9” x 12” Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad, kneaded eraser, white plastic eraser, blending stumps, charcoal, a fine line black Sharpie pen. Minimum class size is 3. Class size limited to 7.
Class starts: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 and runs 8 weeks, 10:30 am~12:30 pm. Fee is $160.00. 10% of the fee is donated to the SAA scholarship fund. A maximum of 7 students will be admitted, so sign up early to hold your spot!
To hold your spot:  Please mail a check directly to: Revelle Taillon, 26 West Pine Street, Plaistow, NH 03865. For more information and to see if class is full: call 603-548-6694 or email Revelle at rtaillon@comcast.net. Revelle Taillon is a hanging member of the Seacoast Artist Association in Exeter, NH. She holds a BFA from University of Lowell, Lowell, MA, and has won regional and national awards. Her blog has samples of her artwork and techniques: http://revelleimagemaker.blogspot.com. She has been teaching for seven years. Share this class info with anyone you know who may be interested! Contact Revelle about private art lessons for you or your child!

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MARCH 20, 2018 Art Class: Learn to Draw Class
Classes held at Seacoast Artists Association, 130 Water Street, Exeter, NH

Have you been frustrated because you never learned the tricks of the “drawing” trade? Have you painted for years but never really learned to draw? Time to learn something new? Something that will improve your hand-eye coordination, and grow your brain?  Anyone can learn to draw with the tools I will teach you & lots of practice. Learn to break down objects into their basic elements and shapes, see their edges, notice positive & negative space & perspective. Blind contour drawing can enhance your understanding of how to render what you are looking at in a realistic manner quickly. Learn how to shade objects based on light direction. Learn the dimensions of the human face. 
What to bring: black fine tip markers such as Staedtler pigment liner, a clear plastic triangle, 9” x 12” Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad, kneaded eraser, white plastic eraser, blending stumps, 12 pc. drawing pencil set (hard and soft pencils), pencil sharpener, 3 colored markers or pencils (any color) Minimum class size is 3. Class size limited to 7.
Class starts: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 and runs 8 weeks, 1:00 pm~3:00 pm. Fee is $160.00. 10% of the fee is donated to the SAA scholarship fund. A maximum of 7 students will be admitted, so sign up early to hold your spot!
To hold your spot:  Please mail a check directly to: Revelle Taillon, 26 West Pine Street, Plaistow, NH 03865. For more information: call 603-548-6694 or email Revelle at rtaillon@comcast.net. Revelle Taillon is a hanging member of the Seacoast Artist Association in Exeter, NH. She holds a BFA from University of Lowell, Lowell, MA, and has won regional and national awards. Her blog has samples of her artwork and techniques: http://revelleimagemaker.blogspot.com. She has been teaching for seven years. Share this class info with anyone you know who may be interested! Contact Revelle about private art lessons for you or your child!


Revelle Taillon
Taillon Design
26 West Pine Street
Plaistow, NH 03865
603.548.6694

Monday, December 4, 2017

Small Art painted on canvas, with magnets attached on the back.


Being a hanging member, I have art at the Seacoast Artist Association in Exeter NH at all times, some framed and hanging, some Giclée Prints in the bins and a few originals in the bins.

Because it's almost Christmas, I have created some tiny art, 2", 4", 6", that is painted in acrylics on mini canvases, with magnets attached. If you can't find them, ask the gallery sitter to point them out to you. Here are a few of them hanging on my refrigerator!

I also have some free Christmas postcards for you, flyers about my upcoming art classes, and a poster in the window. You can also check out upcoming classes on their website here: http://seacoastartist.org/events/

Let me know if you have any questions!

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